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The Resource Fast, easy, and in cash : artisan hardship and hope in the global economy, Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

Fast, easy, and in cash : artisan hardship and hope in the global economy, Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

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Fast, easy, and in cash : artisan hardship and hope in the global economy
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Fast, easy, and in cash
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artisan hardship and hope in the global economy
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Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
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eng
Summary
"Artisan" has become a buzzword in the developed world, used for items like cheese, wine, and baskets, as corporations succeed at branding their cheap, mass-produced products with the popular appeal of small-batch, handmade goods. The unforgiving realities of the artisan economy, however, never left the global south, and anthropologists have worried over the fate of resilient craftspeople as global capitalism remade their cultural and economic lives. Yet artisans are proving to be surprisingly vital players in contemporary capitalism, as they interlock innovation and tradition to create effective new forms of entrepreneurship. Based on seven years of extensive research in Colombia and Ecuador, veteran ethnographers Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld's Fast, Easy, and In Cash explores how small-scale production and global capitalism are not directly opposed, but rather are essential partners in economic development. Antrosio and Colloredo-Mansfeld demonstrate how artisan trades evolve in modern Latin American communities. In uncertain economies, small manufacturers have adapted to excel at home-based production, design, technological efficiency, and investments. Vivid case studies illuminate this process: peasant farmers in Túquerres, Otavalo weavers, Tigua painters, and the t-shirt industry of Atuntaqui. Fast, Easy, and In Cash exposes how these ambitious artisans, far from being holdovers from the past, are crucial for capitalist innovation in their communities and provide indispensable lessons in how we should understand and cultivate local economies in this era of globalization.--
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Antrosio, Jason
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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1965-
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Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudolf Josef
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  • Artisans
  • Artisans
  • Cottage industries
  • Andes Region
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Fast, easy, and in cash : artisan hardship and hope in the global economy, Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: tradition, innovation, and artisan economy in the Northern Andes -- The artisan returns: invasive trades, invaded communities -- Fast easy cash: artisan risk and peasant markets -- Winner-take-all competition: how artisan stardom sustains artisan production -- Information-age Indian market: innovation in moderation -- Artisan public economies and cluster development -- Designing dreams: innovation and tradition in the artisan cultural commons -- Conclusion: Andean lessons in artisan-led revitalization
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FIEb17776727
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226302614
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906027820
Label
Fast, easy, and in cash : artisan hardship and hope in the global economy, Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: tradition, innovation, and artisan economy in the Northern Andes -- The artisan returns: invasive trades, invaded communities -- Fast easy cash: artisan risk and peasant markets -- Winner-take-all competition: how artisan stardom sustains artisan production -- Information-age Indian market: innovation in moderation -- Artisan public economies and cluster development -- Designing dreams: innovation and tradition in the artisan cultural commons -- Conclusion: Andean lessons in artisan-led revitalization
Control code
FIEb17776727
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226302614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906027820

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